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Our yearly best of Native Advertising and Branded Content.

Best Branded Content & Native Advertising Examples of 2022

This isn’t our first rodeo – we’ve been highlighting the best branded content for years. Find more inspirational pieces from previous editions here: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015. You might also be interested in our piece on measuring the success of your branded content. What you are seeing, are the select pieces we feature in our weekly newsletter. Subscribing to that is the easiest way to keep on top of… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 12, 2022

Best Content Hub Examples of 2022

Each year since 2015 we have posted examples of the best branded content & native advertising executions. Within these are some of the best content hubs. What makes a content hub good? Well it represents the brand well, speaks to the customer effectively and has good content. Good content defined by content, that serves the customer and the brands objectives. So it’s a win/win. This is a hard balance to juggle. Let us know which you liked the best… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 4, 2022
The best native advertising examples of 2021
The best native advertising examples of 2021

The Best Native Advertising Examples of 2021

Read on to see the best native ads of 2021. When people speak about native ads, they typically either talk about native content or native display. So, in an effort to avoid confusion, I want to make it clear that in this piece, we’re concentrating on content. Throughout, you’ll quickly notice that we use additional terms that are synonymous with native content, e.g. branded content, sponsored content, and custom content. Each week, we handpick exceptional content campaigns that we’ve… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 3, 2021
the best native advertising examples of 2020
the best native advertising examples of 2020

The Best Native Advertising Examples of 2020

It’s 2020, and now native is often also referred to as sponsored, custom, paid, and branded content. The native advertising campaigns featured in this article are the best promotional pieces of 2020. Each week, we handpick extraordinary content campaigns. These are then featured in This Week in Native Ads (if you’re not a subscriber, sign up here), which automatically gets you considered for the best ads of 2020. Submit your own work for consideration for 2020, here. (see… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
January 10, 2020
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brooklyn-bridge-with-manhattan-skylines-new-york-city

The Best Native Advertising Examples of 2019

In this article, we spotlight the kings and queens of native advertising and branded content in 2019. Each week, we picked remarkable content campaigns to feature in This Week in Native Ads (sign up to the newsletter here). Being included in This Week in Native Ads automatically got you in consideration for the best ads of the year. See 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. Submit your own work for consideration for 2020, here. (See 2020/… Continue reading

Jessica Toib
Jessica Toib
September 28, 2022

The Best Native Advertising Examples of 2018

It’s this time of year again, when the best brands and publishers are awarded for all of their hard work. When the kings and queens of branded content (aka sponsored/native content) are crowned champions… I’m of course talking about the best native ads of 2018. Throughout 2018, we’ve picked extraordinary campaigns, which we’ve spotlighted in This Week in Native Ads (sign up to the newsletter here). Being included in This Week in Native Ads, automatically gets you… Continue reading

Jessica Toib
Jessica Toib
January 16, 2018

The Best Native Ads of 2017

Wow, how is it already time to review 2017’s best native ads? This year has flown by! I do love this time of year though; being able to take a step back and look at the year in review reveals which path the industry has taken and makes me wonder: where are we going next? So, how did we make sure we surfaced the best ads? Each week of the year, we share the latest campaigns of the… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
December 18, 2017

The Best Native Ads of 2016

What a year it’s been! As we close out the year and look to 2017 here are some of the best examples of native advertising. How did we find these? Each week we share campaigns of the week in This Week in Native Ads and we’ve measured thousands of native campaigns throughout the year. This year picking the best was harder than ever before, the bar has gone up, some of the standards set… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 15, 2016
The New Math of Sustainable Investing by The Atlantic for Morgan Stanley
The New Math of Sustainable Investing by The Atlantic for Morgan Stanley

The Best of the Best Native Ads 2015

It’s been a big year for native advertising and the content which drives the industry. Each week we feature a campaign of the week, so we thought we’d end the year with a summary of the best of the best we’ve seen. Visit Intel by Nudge, a platform which has all of the world’s branded content organized in one place. Most Creative: Cocainenomics by WSJ for Netflix Netflix & WSJ smashed it out of the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 17, 2015